Vaccine misinformation in Facebook comment sections: a case study
First Draft study offers insights into Facebook comment sections, where vaccine misinformation sometimes goes undetected.
From HPV to Covid-19: Personal stories power anti-vaccine misinformation
Groups that have historically criticized HPV vaccines are shifting their attention
Inside the origins of a conspiracy theory about Myanmar and China
How Chinese-language characters contributed to conspiracy theories about the coup in Myanmar.
The "broadcast" model no longer works in an era of disinformation
We've relied for too long on an outdated top-down view of disinformation.
Combating misinformation in under-resourced languages: lessons from around the world
The languages we speak greatly determine our access to reliable information and fact checks that debunk half-truths or false claims. A recent webinar by First Draft and Global Voices investigates how linguistic minorities can overcome this information inequality.
The 2020 rabbit hole: Why conspiracy theories draw people in
Baseless beliefs have become more popular globally, promising orderly answers to those experiencing confusion, isolation and grief in an upside-down world
It’s crucial to understand how misinformation flows through diaspora communities
The way misinformation travels through diaspora communities — including the Chinese diaspora — deserves more of our attention.
Misinformation in your backyard: Insights from 5 US states ahead of the 2020 election
The latest First Draft research report collects analysis from our Local News Fellows in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
The importance of local context in taking on misinformation: Lessons from AfricaCheck
Understanding the culture, conditions, and history of a community or place is vital to reporting on — and challenging — misinformation. A recent First Draft webinar tapped into the experiences of AfricaCheck to understand the role local context plays in misinformation.